Thursday, March 1, 2012
A Revisit of the Marchesi de Frescobaldi Nipozzano Chianti Rufina Riserva 2006 DOCG
The last time I tasted this vintage of the Nipozzano was over two years ago and it's really interesting to see how it has changed, or... stayed the same.
Back then there were "fruity aromas of pomegranate and black currant, with exotic notes of leather, vanilla, and barnyard." This time on the nose is black fruit and violet, mint and hazelnut. Overall the aromas now are as intense as before but a bit nuttier.
The palate in 2009 was "complex and runs the gamut from black cherry pie topped with powdered sugar to black plum and raspberries, to spice and cocoa powder to smoke and licorice". The powdered sugar notes are gone but now I get blackberry, raspberry, cinnamon, licorice, green bell pepper and chocolate.
The tannins are fine and so is the finish. The price I paid for the bottle in 2009 was about $20 and I found this bottle last week for $17 at Deegan's in Richmond Hill, a very good price for this wine.
See the 2009 post.